Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem.,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part M), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 651-689: 680

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.291971

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scientific name

Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem.
status

 

Momordica cylindrica Linnaeus  , Species Plantarum 2: 1009. 1753.

"Habitat in Zeylona, China." RCN: 7318.

Lectotype (Wunderlin in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65: 329. 1978): Herb. Linn. No. 1150.9 ( LINN)  .

Current name: Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem.  ( Cucurbitaceae  ).

Note: Jeffrey (in Kew Bull. 15: 355. 1962) stated that the type was apparently a cultivated plant but that no specimen had been traced. Keraudren-Aymonin (in Adansonia, sér. 2, 8: 399. 1968) indicated a LINN sheet, annotated as " M. luffa  " (so presumably 1150.6), as the holotype but this is original material for M. luffa L.  rather than M. cylindrica  . Wunderlin (in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65: 329. 1978) indicated 1150.9 (LINN), which he had seen only via a fiche image, as the type. This appears to be original material for the name but seems to be identifiable as Cucumis melo L. Jeffrey  (in Kew Bull. 34: 791. 1980) subsequently indicated a Hermann description as the lectotype but this is contrary to Art. 8.1. Depending on the identity of 1150.9 (LINN), and whether it conflicts with the protologue, there may be a need to propose M. cylindrica  for conservation with a conserved type if it is to continue to be used in its current sense.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Cucurbitales

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Luffa

Loc

Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem.

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Momordica cylindrica

Linnaeus 1753: 1009
1753